Disgusting’ pervert exposed himself to girl on Southport to Liverpool train
This is the 50-year-old man who exposed himself to a shocked teenager on a Southport to Liverpool train.
Alfred Thomas boarded a Merseyrail train which had travelled from Southport at Waterloo Station at 6.20am.
His young victim boarded at the same stop.
Thomas then sat opposite the girl and tried to engage her in conversation.
But when she stood up to leave the train at Moorfields station in Liverpool city centre, she glanced back and saw Thomas exposing himself to her.
She quickly moved carriages and left the train in a distressed state, immediately alerting staff.
Thomas was identified after he was recognised from a British Transport Police appeal on Facebook.
Officers arrested him at his home on Mount Pleasant in Waterloo.
In police interview he admitted the offence, but could give no reason for his actions.
Today Thomas pleaded guilty to indecent exposure at Liverpool Magistrates’ Court.
Magistrates jailed him for six months, and ordered him to pay a victim surcharge of £115.
Investigating officer PC Shaun Lee said: “This was an incredibly frightening experience for the young girl, who was shaken and upset by Thomas’ actions.
“His disgusting behaviour that day continues to affect his victim who was left feeling vulnerable and intimidated by what he did.
“She is to be commended for coming forward and reporting the incident.
“We will not tolerate inappropriate sexual behaviour of any kind on the rail network and will do all we can to bring offenders to justice.
“We ask all rail passengers to report incidents to us so we can fully investigate.”